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REQUEST: QuiteRSS

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TerryL
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REQUEST: QuiteRSS

#1 Post by TerryL » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:28 pm

The version of the QuiteRSS feed reader in the repositories is out of date, not a major problem really as it works for my needs, BUT it does bug me every time it starts by telling me it's out of date.

I don't know how popular feed readers are these days, but if there are a few others stick-in-the-muds like me I wouldn't mind moving up to 0.18.11.

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Re: REQUEST: QuiteRSS

#2 Post by timkb4cq » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:32 pm

Given it's the last in the series before quiterss2 (unless a security patch is needed) it makes sense to update to 0.18.11
It will be up in the testing repository shortly.

I don't use rss feeds myself, so please leave feedback when you try it. I know it installs & runs but am otherwise unqualified to judge how well.
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Re: REQUEST: QuiteRSS

#3 Post by Gerson » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:54 pm

I use QuiteRSS and so that I do not get the update sign I deactivated that option in the preferences but if I would like to update it, this in version 0.18.4
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Re: REQUEST: QuiteRSS

#4 Post by timkb4cq » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:00 pm

For now, use the Test repository to update quiterss. When we have enough reports that the new version is working properly the package will be moved into the main repository. Since the package was just built we have no feedback yet.
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Re: REQUEST: QuiteRSS

#5 Post by richb » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:21 pm

Took the updated QuiteRSS for a spin. It is performing as I expect.
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Re: REQUEST: QuiteRSS

#6 Post by TerryL » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:22 pm

OK, fast work.

I enabled the MX Testing repository in Synaptic, searched for QuiteRSS, and it found 0.18.11. That installed and worked just fine AND didn't tell me to look for a newer version. I wasn't sure about keeping the Test repository selected, so I unchecked it again.

I used to use RSS heavily before I retired and had a 90 minutes each way commute, these days I have less than a dozen podcasts and news sites, (RSS seems to be less used as well - am I old school?). Anyway, QuiteRSS is still handy as it saves me going to each of those podcasts and news sites daily and its embedded browser can play "Bad Voltage" or "Ubuntu Podcasts" etc. while I potter about doing something else.

Is there an MX Linux podcast? I'm subscribed to Run With The Dolphin YouTube channel, but is there anything else?

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Re: REQUEST: QuiteRSS

#7 Post by richb » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:26 pm

Quite right in not keeping the test repo active. An easier way to do it is to use the MX package Installer. Click the full app catalogue tab and then MX test repo. The repo will be updated and you can install the package you want. Once installed the test repo will be automatically disabled.
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Re: REQUEST: QuiteRSS

#8 Post by TerryL » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:41 am

Ahhh, thanks richb, as I'm "old-school" I tend to turn to Synaptic automatically when I'm looking for software.

All these "Package Installers", "Software Boutiques", "App Centres", etc. confuse me, every distro has their own thing with different names and restrictions... Synaptic is there, I know it, it works.

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Re: REQUEST: QuiteRSS

#9 Post by richb » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:50 am

Certainly use what you are comfortable with, I just want to point out that MX Package Installer is an option. I am a Synaptic fan and it is the first thing I installed when using other distros that did not have it by default. I became impressed with the features of MXPI and use it regularly. It is not the garden variety software boutique. Enough of my proselytizing. Worth taking a look at.
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Re: REQUEST: QuiteRSS

#10 Post by Redacted » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:58 am

The updated version seems to be working fine. All the little bells/whistles are working (open in external browser in the background, etc).
I use QuiteRSS daily. Sure do appreciate you MX developers.
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